Opinions on Original Collection series

ZoomP

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Hey guys,

Am tempted to pull my trigger on a TV yellow LP special. However, having not owned a single SG my own life, I was wondering if I should consider the Pelham blue SG Special or the SG Junior from the Series.

I had LP juniors before in both single cut and double-cut format. Sold them cos the Custom Shop version has neck that is too huge for my style.

Owners of the following. Will love to hear your opinions and why you chose one over the rest:

Gibson Original Collection - TV yellow Les Paul Special
Gibson Original Collection - Pelham blue SG special
Gibson Original Collection - SG Junior
Gibson Original Collection - SG with Mastero whammy

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LocoTex

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I'm not an owner, but the new SG Specials and SG Juniors I've checked out have all been exceptional. I think they are some of the best product Gibson has produced in quite a while.
 

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you ought to play them all and then decide.even the epi 2020 special in TV yellow is damn nice.i tried one a few weeks ago and it came home with me.it has been stealing play time from both of my gibbies.
 

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I bought one of the SG juniors from the Original Collection..... I’ve had it for several months now and it is an awesome instrument.

Being a single pup it has a neck tenon that isn’t routed out for a neck pup... giving it a better neck join in my opinion. The finish is flawless and it’s just a bit under seven pounds.

Other than my Desert Star DC junior this is one of my favored players.

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I've owned both SG Juniors and Specials. Great guitars. Super light and resonant. Quality was solid. Zero complaints.
 

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you ought to play them all and then decide.even the epi 2020 special in TV yellow is damn nice.i tried one a few weeks ago and it came home with me.it has been stealing play time from both of my gibbies.
Unfortunately these are in the warehouse currently.
 

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I got a Les Paul Special in Janiary of this year. It's light at 7lbs 2 oz, has perfect build quality and the neck is to die for. Probably the best playing guitar I own, and it's the cheapest.
 

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I've placed an order for a TV special since it's one I've wanted since teenager let's see when it arrives. Hoping for good weight and darker fretboard.
 

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The original series are some of the best guitars Gibson USA have made in a long time IMO. Fantastic specs and the quality control seems to be improving.
Dying to get my hands on one of the juniors or 50s gold tops.
 

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Pardon my ignorance here gang, but what does "original series" mean?
 

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Pardon my ignorance here gang, but what does "original series" mean?
It’s marketing for “vintage” style... ‘50-‘60 modeled in design Vs. Modern.

Hand wired Vs. PCB and fancy switching.

Not exactly Historically accurate.... but leaning in that direction.
 

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Yep... In Les Paul terms, the non-weight-relieved replacement for the Traditional series.
$500 more than the Classic, but lacking the coil splitting, but with covered pickups and nicer tops.

2019 Original Series 60s Standard:

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mjross

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I bought one of the SG juniors from the Original Collection..... I’ve had it for several months now and it is an awesome instrument.

Being a single pup it has a neck tenon that isn’t routed out for a neck pup... giving it a better neck join in my opinion. The finish is flawless and it’s just a bit under seven pounds.

Other than my Desert Star DC junior this is one of my favored players.

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I love these guitars! When I was a kid this was my first “real” guitar. However, I was an idiot and tried to modify it and install a Humbucker. You do stupid shit when you’re young. Nonetheless, these are wonderful little guitars.
 
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Imperial

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I had LP juniors before in both single cut and double-cut format. Sold them cos the Custom Shop version has neck that is too huge for my style.
The Original Collection Junior has a really big neck too. But it's comfortable and doesn't get in the way too much. Depends on the style of the player, of course. I haven't tested a Custom Shop version, but I'd imagine that if it was any chunkieri it would be too much.
 


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